"Alfama" Alfama Quarter Tip by musti72

Alfama Quarter, Lisbon: 67 reviews and 136 photos

  Alfama Quarter
by musti72

The Alfama is one of the oldest quarters in Lisbon. Since it largely survived the earthquake of 1755, the area still retains much of its original layout with the old structures of Muslim and medieval origin and with courtyards where people get together. The typical features of this quarter are old houses, narrow streets, wrought-iron balconies, tiled facades and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The best and most pleasant way to visit these quarters is by "electrico" (tram). But I recommend you to also take a walk through the narrow streets to get a more complete impression of this quarter.

Address: 1100-172 Alfama, Lisbon
Directions: Between Castelo de São Jorge & Rio Tejo.
Website: http://www.golisbon.com/sight-seeing/alfama.html#_=_

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2003
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